RMU to Hold Nationally-Renowned Electroneuromyography Symposium

by | Feb 20, 2023 | News

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Doctor performs ENMG procedure on female patient
Richard P. Nielsen, PT, DHSc, ECS, performs ENMG procedure on patient

Electroneuromyography (ENMG) is a versatile diagnostic procedure used to assess muscle and nerve health in patients. According to the Mayo Clinic, results from EMG tests can expose dysfunctions in the muscles and nerves as well as signal transmission issues between the two. ENMG procedures speed up the diagnosing process, making it incredibly beneficial for patients who suffer from fast-spreading diseases like ALS. However, ENMG services are limited with less than 200 EMG Board-certified Physical Therapists residing in the US. To train more professionals in this specialty, Rocky Mountain University (RMU) will host its annual ENMG Symposium on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25, 2023 on the RMU Campus in Provo, Utah.

“The annual ENMG symposium brings together some of the brightest minds and most distinguished lecturers to instruct and educate providers that perform EMG services,” said symposium director Darin White, PT, DPT, ECS. “Cutting edge research and advanced topics in EMG/NCS are presented and attendees are able to meet with colleagues to discuss challenging cases and current practice issues. The conference provides a synergistic environment of sharing and learning.”

The symposium began in 1981 in the form of Clinical Electrophysiology (EMG) courses taught by Richard P. Nielsen, PT, DHSc, ECS, RMU Founding President Emeritus, and Mike Skurja, DPT, ECS, RMU co-founder and Board of Trustees Chair, while they served in the Medical Service Corps of the United States Navy. In 1990, Skurja and Nielsen created the symposium as we know it today for physical therapists and other healthcare professionals interested in or already practicing in the field of clinical electrophysiology.

“This year marks the 34th anniversary of the symposium,” White said. “It has become the annual destination for practicing PT’s doing EMG studies and for newcomers to the specialty. Many of the nation’s EMG Board-certified Physical Therapists attend this symposium on a regular basis.”

This 34th Annual ENMG Symposium will feature expert lectures and hands-on training as well as world-renowned keynote speaker Sanjeev Nandedkar, PhD. A digital compilation of presentation abstracts and slides will be published in The Proceedings following the event.

For more information on the event and how to register, visit the symposium webpage.